There are a few important ways you can contribute to the Nepal earthquake relief effort from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
It might seem like all of California is busy naming scapegoats who consume unfair shares of water during the state’s historic drought. But there’s actually no way for the public to go after the state’s worst water wasters because there’s no way of knowing who they are. Legislation has ensured that much of the state’s…
Last month, we told you about one ambiguously marked fire hydrant that netted New York City $33,000 a year in parking tickets. (Yup, that's more than minimal wage! For a fire hydrant!) Thanks to open data and sleuthing by I Quant NY's Ben Wellington, the city has repainted the block.
More cities are making their data available, both in the name of political transparency and to allow residents to help chip away at civic problems. This lovely-looking chart measures 36 cities by how many civic datasets—from crime to transit to zoning—they've released to the public.